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    Comparative

    Please correct on the use of "more than" and please give reasons: My main problem is when the use of "more than" becomes confusing, and why?

    1a. The aged are more likely to own assets than younger individuals.
    1b. The aged are more likely to own assets than are younger individuals.

    2a. More women voted for Party B last year than men
    2b. More women voted for Party B than men did

    3a. Young people confront more tense situations than older people
    3b. Young people confront more tense situations than older people do


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    Re: Comparative

    All of these phrases are correct.

    Possably the ending of 2b could change to than did men, which reads better.

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